Archive for November 5th, 2010

Word of the day

Street Fakers are mentioned in the Plano City Minutes of 1895.  We went looking to see what that means.  First off, we were wrong in the spelling because the handwriting was difficult to read.  We found the right spelling and then found the definition:

Definition of FAKIR 1\fə-ˈkir, fä-, fa-; ˈfā-kər\ a : a Muslim mendicant : dervish b : an itinerant Hindu ascetic or wonder-worker 2\ˈfā-kər\ : impostor; especially : swindler Examples of FAKIR <a traveling carnival that was run by fakirs preying on small-town rubes> <a fakir peddling patent medicines that were mostly liquor and sugar>         [from Merriam-Webster Dictionary online]

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